RIP, Ping

During last week's iPhone 5 unveil, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed that the company's social network foray would be mothballed on September 30. That gives you, like, 2 weeks to figure out what the hell Ping is. Cook signaled this was coming earlier this year at the All Things Digital 2012 event: “We tried Ping, and I think the customer voted and said ‘This isn’t something that I want to put a lot of energy into.’”

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  1. ‘This isn’t something that I want to put a lot of energy into.’ more like, ‘I have Last.fm go away’

    1. Now they’re not competing, perhaps Apple could support last.fm with native scrobbling and ability to play last.fm radio streams in iTunes?

      Yeah, I know. Too sensible by half. It would be like Apple allowing Winamp to sync iPhones and relatively recent iPods.

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